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Awards, Bursaries and Grants

BSG Nursing Award 2019

Welcome to the Awards, Bursaries and Grants section, a place to celebrate exceptional accomplishments in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology, and provide support to members in enhancing their knowledge.

Our aim is to recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals who have made significant research contributions, as well as offer support to trainees travelling to conferences to present their research, supporting their professional development and broadening their knowledge.

You can find upcoming awards, bursaries and grants for which you can apply or nominate a colleague, as well as a comprehensive list of previous winners from the last few years. Please note some awards and bursaries are only available to members.

We also have research funding opportunities available here.

BSG Awards

BSG Endoscopy Rising Star Award

Barbers’ Company Award for Trainees in Gastroenterology

CSSC Service Development Prize

Nurse Award for Service Development

Leadership and Management Prize

Trainees Out of Programme Award

View all Awards

BSG Bursaries

Annual Meeting Travel Bursary

Annual Meeting Lab Science Abstracts Bursary

Annual Meeting Nurse/AHP Abstracts Bursary

View all Bursaries

BSG International Committee Grants Awards

The BSG wishes to continue to support international projects led by its members leading to a sustainable partnership or defined improvement in the following areas: 

  • Leadership 
  • Service improvement 
  • Educational initiatives 

These should enhance knowledge or organisational development, with the overall goal of providing the best care and outcomes for patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases in settings across the world. 

Find out more and apply for the Grants Awards here.

Research Grants and Awards 2023

Supporting gastrointestinal and liver research is one of the key charitable objectives of the BSG.

As an integral part of this objective, the BSG Research Committee is delighted to announce the launch of two research support awards, the Research Scholars Programme and Research Database and Statistical Support.

Applications for the awards will be judged respectively by a committee comprised of four voting judges (all meeting EDI principles of the BSG), a non-voting lay Trustee, and chaired by the Chair of the Research Committee.

Scoring and criteria for the initiatives is included on the respective web pages as links to the individual application forms.

Applications will open on Monday 15th August with a deadline of Friday 14th October.

Past Winners

The list below comprises previous winners from the last few years.

Arthur Hurst Lecture Granted at the president’s discretion, winner gives keynote lecture at the Annual Meeting, and receives a copy of the Arthur Hurst lectures book rebound to include their lecture, and inscribed by the President. prof Ailsa HartProf. Ailsa Hart, Gastroenterologist, St Mark’s Hospital
Bugs, drugs, shrugs and hugs in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
President’s Medal Granted at the president’s discretion and awarded at the Annual Meeting to two recipients who receive free registration for the day and travel expenses. Dr Bu' Hussain HayeeDr Bu’ Hussain Hayee, Consultant at King’s College London
Dr Stuart McPhersonDr Stuart McPherson, Consultant Hepatologist at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sir Frances Avery Jones Award Encourages research by gastroenterologists working in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Dr Upkar GillDr Upkar Gill, Clinical Lecturer, The Centre for Immunobiology at the Blizard Institute
From organoids to organs: A journey of clinical translation
Sheila Sherlock Lecture An invited lecture by the BSG Liver section. Prof. James Neuberger, Honorary Consultant, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Liver Transplantation – more than hard graft
Leadership and Management Prize Identifies and promotes talented trainee leaders nationally in order to promote leadership in gastroenterology for the future. Dr Michael FitzPatrickDr Michael FitzPatrick,
Clinical Lecturer, University of Oxford
Out of Programme Designed to help gastroenterology trainees access training opportunities that aren’t available as part of their local training rotations. Dr Nuru NoorDr Nuru Noor,
Clinical Research Fellow, Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London
Young Gastroenterologist of the Year – Clinical & Translational Science Identifies and promotes talented trainee clinical scientists nationally in order to promote research and science in gastroenterology for the future. Dr Rebecca HarrisDr Rebecca Harris, Spr, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Thomas MarjotDr Thomas Marjot, Hepatology SpR, Oxford Liver Unit, Oxford University Hospitals, Doctoral Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellow, University of Oxford, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM)
Nurse Award for Service Development – Winner Identifies an individual or a team who have made a demonstrable positive impact on patient care. Shannon Berry, Senior Sister
Endoscopy Pre Assessment -LGI, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Rebecca Ullah, Matron, Endoscopy Services, Abdominal Medicine and Surgery, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
The Alistair McIntyre Prize for Improving Gastroenterology Training The award is to support a project looking at an aspect of training in Gastroenterology. Dr Srivathsan Ravindran, Endoscopy Research Fellow, JAG / St Mark’s
Dr Karishma Sethi Arora, ST7 Specialist Registrar, Northern Care Alliance
CSSC Service Development Prize The award is for an individual or team that has made a demonstrable impact on patient care by innovative service improvement. 1st: Dr Richard Aspinall, Consultant Hepatologist, Portsmouth Hospital University NHS Trust
2nd: Mr Valerio Celentano, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
3rd: Dr Paul Brennan, Clinical Research Fellow, University Of Dundee/NHS Tayside
UK Barretts Oesophagus Registry (UKBOR) Prize Recognises an up-and-coming researcher and provides them with expenses to allow them to travel to the USA Digestive Diseases Week (DDW) meeting. Dr Mohamed Hussein, Gastroenterology Spr (st7), University College London Hospital
Hopkins Prize for Endoscopy Recognises a technical innovation in the field of endoscopy, a new method using existing endoscopic equipment, or contribution to endoscopy research. Dr Massimiliano Di Pietro, Senior Clinical Investigator Scientist And Consultant Gastroenterologist, University of Cambridge
Dr Basil Morson Lecture Invited by the Pathology Section. Prof. Robert Goldin, Professor of Liver & GI Pathology, Histopathologist, Imperial College London
The liver biopsy in fatty liver disease; time for a rethink
Professor John Nicholls lecture Invited by the Colorectal Section. Prof. Jens Rittsher, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford
Artificial Intelligence and prevention of PCCRC
Endoscopy Foundation lecture Invited by the Endoscopy Committee and the VP Endoscopy. Prof. Evelien Dekker, Gastroenterologist, Professor of Gastrointestinal Oncology, University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Medicine
Best practice in colorectal cancer screening and surveillance: now and in the future
Gut Award Awarded to the best basic science abstract for oral presentation. Dr Polychronis Pavlidis, King’s Health Partners
The interleukin 22/ /neutrophil axis is associated with treatment resistance in ulcerative colitis
Frontline Gastroenterology Award Awarded to the highest scoring abstract for oral presentation. Dr Umair Kamran, Research Fellow, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
Variation in post endoscopy upper gastrointestinal cancer across endoscopy providers in England: a population-based study
BMJ Open Gastroenterology Award Honours the best clinical science abstract for oral presentation. Dr Robert Logan, Consultant, King’s College London
Duplicate FIT testing as a safety netting strategy for patients at risk of colorectal cancer


Historic BSG Prize Winners